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Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties

Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties

Update: 12 p.m. Residents of 47 properties in Princeton are able to…

Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties
“It looks like a really good day” - Wildfire BC

“It looks like a really good day” – Wildfire BC

Cooler temperatures aiding suppression efforts

“It looks like a really good day” - Wildfire BC
Princeton Ground Search and Rescue volunteers have been working around the clock since Friday night when this photo was taken, delivering evacuation alerts and orders. They say it’s imperative that residents of the Town of Princeton post their house numbers in a visible location, in case alerts or orders are issued here.

Princeton residents need to post house numbers

There are no evacuation orders or alerts for Princeton at this time

Princeton Ground Search and Rescue volunteers have been working around the clock since Friday night when this photo was taken, delivering evacuation alerts and orders. They say it’s imperative that residents of the Town of Princeton post their house numbers in a visible location, in case alerts or orders are issued here.
Fire one-third contained, but crews very concerned about the weekend

Fire one-third contained, but crews very concerned about the weekend

High winds could force firefighters off the line

  • Jul 14, 2017
Fire one-third contained, but crews very concerned about the weekend
More families flee homes

More families flee homes

Twenty more families are being evacuated tonight, as their homes sit in…

More families flee homes
UPDATE: Princeton wildfire hits 200 hectares

UPDATE: Princeton wildfire hits 200 hectares

Properties along Highway 5A are being evacuated due to the wildfire

UPDATE: Princeton wildfire hits 200 hectares
UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton

UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton

Properties in the Summers Creek Road and Dry Lake area are being evacuated

UPDATE: Homes evacuated north of Princeton
House afire on Old Hedley Road

House afire on Old Hedley Road

House afire on Old Hedley Road

House afire on Old Hedley Road
Participants at the WELCOME 2016 - A Welcoming Communities Summit, held at Okanagan College. This year the event is called CONNECT 2017 and is bringing together regional employers and job seeking immigrants.                                Submitted photo

Forum connects immigrant job seekers and employers

CONNECT 2017 event will to help build the labour force in sectors in need of employees

  • Jun 13, 2017
Participants at the WELCOME 2016 - A Welcoming Communities Summit, held at Okanagan College. This year the event is called CONNECT 2017 and is bringing together regional employers and job seeking immigrants.                                Submitted photo
Rock the Bid co-chairs Charlie Kohoe and Kim Kirkham expressed their excitement in winning the bid to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.                                Western News file photo

Western News partners with 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Curling Canada announced the Penticton Western News as a Media Partner

  • Jun 2, 2017
Rock the Bid co-chairs Charlie Kohoe and Kim Kirkham expressed their excitement in winning the bid to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.                                Western News file photo
Ross Thompson, co-owner and head brewer of Cannery Brewing, with the Canadian Brewing Awards the Cannery won in Ottawa last week.                                Submitted photo

Local breweries win national awards

Craft brewers in the Okanagan win at Canadian Brewing Awards

  • Jun 2, 2017
Ross Thompson, co-owner and head brewer of Cannery Brewing, with the Canadian Brewing Awards the Cannery won in Ottawa last week.                                Submitted photo
Cherry Lane moving Urban Dollar to expand food court

Cherry Lane moving Urban Dollar to expand food court

Three new restaurant spots are part of wider renovations in the food court area

Cherry Lane moving Urban Dollar to expand food court
Spring release party in Okanagan Falls

Spring release party in Okanagan Falls

Great food, great views and a new release of wines are the menu in Okanagan Falls

  • May 19, 2017
Spring release party in Okanagan Falls
CoWork hosts learning session with Google partner

CoWork hosts learning session with Google partner

Next learning session at CoWork Penticton hosted by Google partner and SEO specialist Stephen Noton

  • May 11, 2017
CoWork hosts learning session with Google partner
Personalities all over the map in local riding

Personalities all over the map in local riding

It’s no surprise there were a few curt exchanges and a bit…

Personalities all over the map in local riding
An Elevator Race participant at Apex Mountain Resort.                                Western News file photo

New ownership at Apex Mountain Resort

Apex Mountain Resorts Partnership Ltd. has purchased all the outstanding shares of the resort

  • May 2, 2017
An Elevator Race participant at Apex Mountain Resort.                                Western News file photo
This isn’t your childhood apple juice

This isn’t your childhood apple juice

SunRype has unleashed its new ‘premium craft cider’

This isn’t your childhood apple juice
Townhouse construction in Metro Vancouver

Higher home values ring in 2017

B.c. property assessments are out, showing jump in Okanagan, South Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

Townhouse construction in Metro Vancouver
B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

Budget surplus hits $2.24 billion, but B.C. braces for schools settlement

Finance minister Mike de Jong won't say how much of a hit is expected from teachers' court win

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.
Mike Nagy

Okanagan breweries the toast of B.C. Beer Awards

Okanagan breweries, including two in Penticton, were tapped for medals at the B.C. Beer Awards and Festival.

Mike Nagy